A basic peroxidase from wheat kernel with antifungal activity.

  title={A basic peroxidase from wheat kernel with antifungal activity.},
  author={Carla Caruso and Gabriele Chilosi and Luca Leonardi and Laura Bertini and Paolo Magro and Vincenzo Buonocore and Carlo Caporale},
  volume={58 5},
A basic heme-peroxidase (WP1) was purified to homogeneity from wheat (Triticum aestivum) kernels. The protein was not glycosylated and exhibited a molecular mass of 36 kDa and a pI of 8.0. The N-terminal amino acid sequence revealed a very high similarity with a wheat flour peroxidase allergen associated with baker's asthma. WPI showed indole-3-acetic acid oxidase activity in the presence of Mn2+ and phenolic cofactors. Antifungal assays performed in vitro towards phytopathogenic fungi… CONTINUE READING


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